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Why Does It Always Have to be Done That Way?

Paul Shapiro

Myth #14

Myth 14: When sitting on a handline, you must place the Keenan Loop in the hose for stability.

Reality: Again, seeing is believing. Set up a flow test with a 2- 1/2” or 3” handline and try to get a flow of at least 300 GPM. First try it with the Keenan Loop and then without. There should be no difference at all in the stability of the line.

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This 400 GPM flow does not require a loop in conjunction with the firefighter sitting to deploy the stream

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